The idea of Visualization here is that you want to put abstract information into a picture. If you are struggling to understand a concept, visualization is a good technique to start with.
Take two ideas and ask yourself how they relate. They can be ideas within a specific field (short roads) or between two completely different fields (freeways). By doing this you create a roadmap for traveling between information in your brain. I suggest reading my article on holistic learning if you want to find out more.
Draw it out. I love using diagrams for sorting large pieces of information. When I used to write computer programs fairly heavily, my desktop would have pieces of paper with hastily scratched diagrams. I consider creating a diagram to be the upgraded version of visualization.
Give yourself a test. Testing is a good way to see if you know what your doing, so try it out.
5) Learn in Multiple Ways
Don’t focus on learning in an only one way.Always Focus on learning in more than one way.Instead of just listening to a podcast, which involves auditory learning, find a way to rehearse the information both verbally and visually. This might involve describing what you learned to a friend, taking notes or drawing a mind map. By learning in more than one way, you’re further cementing the knowledge in your mind.
6) Teach What You’ve Learned to Another Person
Teaching can improve your learning. Educators have long noted that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to someone else. You can share your newly learned skills and knowledge with friends or others.
7) Gain Practical Experience
For many of us, learning typically involves reading textbooks, attending lectures or doing research in the library or on the Web. While seeing information and then writing it down is important, actually putting new knowledge and skills into practice can be one of the best ways to improve learning. If you are trying to acquire a new skill or ability, focus on gaining practical experience. If it is a sport or athletic skill, perform the activity on a regular basis. If you are learning a new language, practice speaking with another person and surround yourself with immerse experiences.